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Pigs Might Fly Brooch Black
Pigs Might Fly Brooch Black
Like his pink brother, the black pig is happy and carefree and drop-dead-gorgeous.  His thick jet black coat is beset with multi-coloured Austrian crystals , creating a dramatic contrast.  Like his brother, his silvery wings are detailed and he just can't help but attract major attention as he surveys the world from a lapel or pocket - or maybe a hat.  Width:3.5cm (1¼")  Length:4cm (1½").  And if you've ever wondered where the phrase means, here's what Wikipedia says, "When pigs fly" is an adynaton -  a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. There are numerous variations on the theme; when an individual with a reputation for failure finally succeeds, onlookers may sarcastically claim say "Hey look! A flying pig!" Other variations on the phrase include "And pigs will fly," this one in retort to an outlandish statement.
 
An example occurs in the film The Eagle Has Landed: an Irish secret agent working for the Nazis replies to a German general speaking of Germany's shortly winning World War II,  "Pigs may fly, General, but I doubt it!" Later, when the Irishman sees German soldiers parachuting before an attack, he says to himself, "Mother of God! Flying pigs!"
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